Unpopular transformers opinions

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Smokeyoreo18, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. DerVernichter

    DerVernichter Well-Known Member

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    While I have absolutely no problem with Megs having more mobile alt. modes, I think a gun\canon mode could work even in modern media with the right setting. For an example, I could imagine a more aristocratic, elitist take on Megatron who believes travelling himself is beneath him, and having himself be carried by his subordinates would be a sort of dominance-asserting power move. Kind of a "We don't drive ourselves, that is for the help" mentality. Bonus points if his alt. mode comes with other advantages, like somehow being able to shoot stronger blasts or take control over anyone wielding him.
     
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    That would be a really neat take on Megatron, actually, and I really like the idea of the gun mode being able to take control of the wielder.
     
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  3. DerVernichter

    DerVernichter Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear my take is to your liking!
     
  4. TheWarPathGuy

    TheWarPathGuy Another male using a female as a profile picture.

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    I find Starscream really obnoxious in the G1 cartoon. In other shows he betrays Megatron once, and he doesn't take that shit. In this show it felt like the status quo keeping them together.
     
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  5. ChozoChild

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    My unpopular opinion is that G1 Arcee needs a total redesign. Keep her car mode but overhaul the robot. Any toy released to her will never look right since she clearly was never designed with toys in mind. Give her an updated robot mode that actually puts the car kibble on the body, since you can do feminine robots without having them look like metal humans.
     
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    I like the idea of Megatron being able to fly in vehicle mode.

    Don't like optic colors and faction correlation (red eye Autobots do exist but aren't common)
     
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    I think using Animated Arcee as the design template for the transformation would help a lot. Taking some of that vehicle bulk and putting it on the lower legs pretty much solves the issue of G1 Arcee's transformation.
     
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  8. pokemonsdoom

    pokemonsdoom Cultist of Unicron.

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    and gives her some fashionable bell bottom jeans looking kibble
     
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  9. lordsmurf

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    Megatron as a tank sucks.
    So a slow lumbering vehicle that slowly lobs big ammo is the leader? Well, okay then. :rolleyes: 

    I've always been more impressed by dump trucks than tanks.
     
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  10. AutobotAvalanche

    AutobotAvalanche Number One in Boogieland Moderator

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    Agreed, there are a lot of designs that just need red and blue or vice versa (or yellow) regardless of faction.
     
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  11. shamanking282

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    The funny thing is, looking at the Cyberverse Arcee toy, we get those Animated-styled bell bottoms, but she still just has her entire vehicle shell on her back! Like, how did they fuck that up?!
     
  12. Abishai100

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    Here's some of mine

    1. Unicron was a weird toy
    2. No one cares Cyclonus was Bombshell
    3. Arcee should've stayed with Ultra Magnus
    4. Megatron toy shouldn't be as valuable as Optimus
     
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    Bell bottom jeans were one of the exact motifs I had in mind!
     
  14. Preach Starscream

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    I'm curious as to why for number 4.
     
  15. Honorbound

    Honorbound The Working Hermit

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    I'm of the same opinion - I think that of the various vehicle mode Megatrons, Animated's VTOL gunship did it best - it's uniquely him rather than something that he shares with other Transformers.
     
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  16. Preach Starscream

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    If the Stunticons can hit speeds of 300 mph, I'm sure Megatron won't be so slow and lumbering, even as a tank.

    Though the VTOL was a very cool alt mode.
     
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  17. Honorbound

    Honorbound The Working Hermit

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    I'm not so much concerned about him being slow and lumbering (which modern tanks aren't - an Abrams can haul ass like nobody's business) so much as I am about him having a boring alt mode that a lot of other Decepticons have.

    But yeah, the VTOL was a stroke of genius.
     
  18. TheSoundwave

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    I sort of see Megatron as a villain who calls the shots from the background, and occasionally engages in combat. But he seems like the type of guy who would prefer to let his troops do the majority of the dirty work. I think a slow tank fits perfectly for that sort of villain. What a tank lacks in speed it makes up for in raw power, which suits Megatron well.

    The problem I have with Megatron as a flying vehicle is that it kind of makes Starscream obsolete. I like the idea that Megatron only keeps the traitorous and cowardly Starscream around as an air commander because he's ground-based himself. If Megaron can fly, he can easily do Starscream's job.
     
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  19. lordsmurf

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    Even that seems a bit weak. I'd expect the evil leader to be a bad MF'er with so many guns that both good and bad guys alike sit back and go "uhhh..." and think twice about messing with him. I remember thinking how G1 was this way, the only bot with a huge bazooka cannon strapped to his arm, and literally turned into a big nasty gun. But in our 21st century gun culture, it has to be way more than that to be impressive.

    It can also be any number of weapons. I've be all for Megatron as part ancient warrior (Japanese and otherwise), with an arsenal of not just guns, but maces and swords strapped to every body part. He should be like The Rock, where he towers over all other characters both in bulk and height, and that;s how I'd see Megatron. Essentially the biggest guy in the room, somebody you don't want to mess with. And he has a sour disposition, slightly nuts. And he should also believe in conspiracy theories, which would give Starscream something to work with.

    Or better yet, just screw Megatron, make a new better badder bot. :) 

    Yep, always my feeling as well. Megatron should not be a flier.

    In fact, I think Megatron should rarely transform. And that would match the idea of being the boss in the background, letting others do dirty work.
     
  20. ObakaChanTachi

    ObakaChanTachi closeted shellformer

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    Megatron: *keeps Starscream because he flies*
    Thundercracker, Skywarp, Dirge, Ramjet, Thrust, Blitzwing, Lugnut, Dreadwing, Blackout, and the other gazillion Air Decepticons:
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